We have a large practice area, which is easily accessible by car or a short walk from the clubhouse. It is located adjacent to the 18th Tee where the player can enjoy the choice of hitting off the grassed teeing area or from one of 6 mats that are provided, of which 2 are located under the large Dry Range canopy in case of inclement weather.
Short Game Area
1st March 2015 marked the opening of the Clubs Centenary Short Game Area. This fantastic addition to the club's practice facilities was officially opened by golfing legend John Jacobs OBE (our Past Club President). This large area, located next to the main car park, is fully designed for shots played from 100 yards and in. The main all-weather green and surround (installed by Huxley Golf one of the world’s leading artificial golf turf companies) responds to a ball 365 days a year as if in the height of summer. There are 6 different Hole locations that will challenge even the very best professionals. The large grass teeing area can be used for shots played back to the main green coupled with the large Huxley all weatherTee which is used for shots played to any one of the 3 Target greens strategically positioned at 50, 75 and 100 Yards.
These purpose built Target Greens are designed to enhance the players awareness of how far each shot carries. It will really hone the skills of the golfer and teach the player how far they hit certain clubs. It will greatly improve distance control when out on the course.
Brokenhurst Manor's Club Professional and Hampshire Elite Coach Kevin Saunders states ”To have the Best Short Game Facility in the South here at Brokenhurst Manor is something I am very proud of. We all know that from 100 Yards and in is the part of the game where it’s won or lost, . This first class facility is gauranteed to help any player improve their short game. One of my golfing passions has always been learning and coaching the art of the Short Game, having this facility and my expertise in this field can only enhance what we can offer to pupils from the beginner to the elite golfer.”
Kevin Saunders Performance Studio
A few years ago Club Professional Kevin Saunders could see the way Golf was evolving with some top establishments going down the route of having an Indoor practice facility to be able to keep their business thriving and enhance what they could offer no matter what the weather. in turn could custom fit golfers at any time so he set about designing his very own Indoor arena housed within his large retail area.
He had already invested in the GC2 (Game Changing) launch monitor coupled with Forsights Sports’ market leading full golf simulation software.
The Performance Studio has been a revelation at the Club. It has been used for a number of golfing activities such as giving tuition, club fitting, ball fitting, gap testing, practice sessions, hired out for parties, nearest the pin competitions and the very popular yearly KS Indoor Winter league where members play in a round robin format in the evenings against each other on some of the World’s best golf courses handpicked by the Professional each week.
There is a large putting green directly outside the Professional's shop with varied hole locations where the player can enjoy the art of putting at their lesuire.
In addtion, the Huxley all weather putting green can be used to practice putting at any time through the year. The pace of the green remains as quick as any green throughout the height of the summer months on the golf course 365 days a year.
Indoor Practice Nets
The Club are currently investing in building an Indoor facility which will house 4 Indoor practice nets located near the clubhouse.
There are two practice nets located near the practice putting green for those warm up shots before playing the course